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Combination of excellent UV resistance, lasting high gloss appearance and suitability for hot stamping technology reportedly make acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer an ideal polymer for the application.

Stephen Moore

December 4, 2017

1 Min Read
ASA polymer adopted in front grill by Chinese OEM

For its new Linmax 1.5T model, Chinese OEM Changan had specified lasting high gloss appearance, enhanced UV resistance and suitability for hot stamping technology, as the key properties for its front grill. Ineos Styrolution’s Luran S 777K SPF30 has been identified as the only grade being able to meet all these requirements.

Chinese OEM gives its latest offering the glossy front grill treatment

Luran S is Ineos Styrolution’s acrylonitrile styrene acrylate copolymer (ASA) brand of choice for unpainted exterior applications. It offers outstanding properties for long-term use and for a high quality surface appearance. In particular, it offers weathering stability for outdoor applications even when unpainted. This selected Luran S grade’s excellent adhesion properties also make it an ideal substrate for decorative foils, such as those produced by Kurz do Brasil.

“The hot stamping technology allows automotive OEMs like us to create high quality and aesthetic front grills while reducing manufacturing cost. Luran S is the material of choice since it offers an excellent surface quality that cannot be achieved by other materials,” comments XingXing Ming, Engineer, Changan Automobile (Group) Co., Ltd.

“As a supplier to one of the most iconic automotive brands in China, it is imperative for us to partner with world class and innovative material suppliers like Ineos Styrolution to provide the right solutions for our customers,” comments ZhangJian Yang, an engineer at Chongqing Dajiang Yuqiang, which is the Tier 1 automotive molder manufacturing the front grills for Changan’s Linmax 1.5T.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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